Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
My mom and sister spent the better part of this week in Provincetown. I joined them for a day, walking in town, then in the very special Cape Cod National Seashore.
I liked the quote on the National Park Services entry page for this beautiful National Seashore:
We spent most of our beach walking time at Head of the Meadow Beaches in North Truro. There was a visible sand bar protecting the gray seals that were bobbing in the water. As we watched the seals climbed onto the sand bar. I wonder if the seals realized that a shark warning sign was flying on the beach.
"A man may stand there and put all America behind him."
Henry David Thoreau
The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life.
There were areas of beach closed for the piping plover and least tern nesting season. In some places the closures were close to the grass-covered sand dunes; in others they extended to the high tide line.
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 9:51 AM
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
This weekend marks the third open house of the season at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. I visited in May; today felt like a good time to return.
There were some large groups but for the most part people were wandering the property in ones and twos. It was a good morning to wander in the gardens, enjoying both flowers and sculptures.
sculpture created by guest artist Meghan Samson
flowers leaning in the wind
Posted by Denise Goldberg at 5:37 PM